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Central Asian Leaders Arrive in Northwestern China For First-Ever Summit With Xi Jinping

Final preparations are underway in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an for a high-profile two-day Central Asian summit that gets underway on Thursday hosted by President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. The gathering, known as the ...

Domestic U.S. Politics Undermine Washington’s Ability to Challenge China’s Influence in Asia-Pacific

U.S. President Joe Biden will leave for Japan on Wednesday to attend a G7 leaders summit in Hiroshima, but rather than continue on to Australia and what would have been a landmark visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG), he'll head straight back to Washington instead.

China’s Ambassador to Angola Promises President Continued Support for Infrastructure Development

Angolan President João Lourenço met with China's ambassador to Luanda, Gao Tong, on Monday for an update on the progress of several high-profile infrastructure projects that China is developing. Gao reassured the president that the new Luanda international airport, the Caculo-Cabaça hydroelectric facility, and ...

China’s Mixed Success With Media Influence in Africa

Although now more than a decade old, China's large media presence in Africa remains poorly understood on the continent and by most foreign observers. While investment to expand TV broadcaster CGTN, China Daily and China Radio International's footprint on the continent ...